Strait of Tartary

Coordinates: 52°11′00″N 141°37′00″E / 52.18333°N 141.61667°E / 52.18333; 141.61667
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The Strait of Tartary connects the Sea of Okhostsk to the Sea of Japan.

Strait of Tartary (Gulf of Tartary, Gulf of Tatary, Tatar Strait, Tartar Strait, Strait of Tartar) is a strait in the Pacific Ocean. It divides the Russian island of Sakhalin from mainland Asia. It connects the Sea of Okhotsk on the north with the Sea of Japan on the south. It is 900 km long, 4–20 m deep, and 7.3 km wide at the narrowest point.

Transportation[change | change source]

Vanino, an important port on the Strait of Tartary

Since 1973, a rail ferry goes across the strait. It connects the port of Vanino, Khabarovsk Krai on the mainland with Kholmsk on Sakhalin Island.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vanino Commercial Sea Port". Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  2. Vanino-Kholmsk Archived 2012-02-27 at the Wayback Machine, on the site of SASCO (Sakhalin Shipping Company) (in Russian)

52°11′00″N 141°37′00″E / 52.18333°N 141.61667°E / 52.18333; 141.61667